December 16 Delhi gang-rape case: Chronology of events
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 18:47
  
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of the four convicts in the December 16, 2012, gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student.

Following is the chronology of events in the December 16, 2012, gang-rape and murder case of a 23-year-old girl in which

* December 16, 2012: Paramedical student gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a private bus and thrown out of the moving vehicle along with her male friend. Duo admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

* December 17: Widespread protests erupt demanding strict action against the accused.

* December 17: Police identify four accused - bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta.

* December 18: Ram Singh and three others are arrested.

* December 20: Victim's friend testifies.

*December 21: Delinquent juvenile nabbed from Anand Vihar bus terminal in Delhi. Victim's friend identifies Mukesh as one of the culprits. Police conduct raids in Haryana and Bihar to nab the sixth accused, Akshay Thakur.

*December 21-22: Thakur arrested in Aurangabad district of Bihar and brought to Delhi. Victim records statement before the SDM in hospital.

*December 23: Protesters defy prohibitory orders, take to the streets. Delhi Police Constable Subhash Tomar, on duty to control protests, rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

*December 25: Girl's condition delared critical. Constable Tomar succumbs to injuries.

*December 26: Following a cardiac arrest, victim flown to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital by the government.

*December 29: Victim succumbs to injuries and other medical conditions at 2:15 A.M. Police add murder charge in the FIR.

*January 2, 2013: The then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir inAugusturates fast track court (FTC) for speedy trial in sexual offence cases.

*January 3: Police file charge-sheet against five adult accused for offences including murder, gang-rape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences and dacoity etc.

*January 5: Court takes cognisance of the charge sheet.

*January 7: Court orders in-camera proceedings.

*January 17: FTC starts proceedings against the five adult accused.

*January 28: JJB says minority of juvenile accused is proved.

*February 2: FTC frames charges against five adult accused.

*February 28: JJB frames charges against the minor.

*March 11: Ram Singh commits suicide in Tihar jail.

*March 22: Delhi HC allows national media to report trial court's proceedings.

*July 5: Inquiry (trial) in JJB against juvenile in gang-rape-cum-murder case and robbery concludes. JJB reserves verdict for Julyy 11.

*July 8: FTC completes recording of testimonies of prosecution witnesses.

*July 11: JJB holds minor guilty of illegally confining and robbing a carpenter on December 16 night before allegedly taking part in the gang-rape. Delhi High Court allows three international news agencies to cover the trial in the case.

*August 22: FTC begins hearing final arguments in trial against four adult accused.

*August 31: JJB convicts the minor for gang-rape and murder and awards three-year term at probation home.

*September 3: FTC concludes trial. Reserves verdict.

*September 10: Court convicts Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan of 13 offences including gang-rape, unnatural offence and murder of the girl and attempt to murder her male friend.

*September 13: Court awards death to all four convicts.

*September 23: Delhi High Court begins hearing the convicts' death sentence reference sent to it by the trial court.

*September 24: High Court decides to hear the death sentence reference on a day-to-day basis.

*October 7: Convicts Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur file appeal against conviction and sentence.

*November 12: Supreme Court asks HC not to rush through with the December16 gangrape case.

*January 3, 2014: HC reserves verdict on convicts' appeals.

*March 13: HC upholds death penalty awarded to the four convicts.

With PTI Inputs


First Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 18:47


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